I must admit that I’m not that familiar with Jay-Z or Rick Ross or hip-hop in general. I mainly listen to hardcore techno, old disco records and old show tunes.
But of course I’m pleased to have a happy client and I think it is nice that they talk about my products. I cannot imagine rejecting any positive response.
I don’t supply them with my jackets, if that’s what you think. They have to go out and buy them. It is a surprise to me that they would even bother, but I guess as our world is getting more and more commercial maybe it has become interesting to them to look into less obvious, more obscure fashion labels. Before, hip-hop used to be all about big luxury label brands like, you know, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci."
This quote bothers me. I’m interpreting it as, “My clothing was never meant for you, yet I’m flattered that you somehow discovered my work (in spite of yourself because everyone knows that you people love your logos), spend your money on it and name-drop me on your tracks… but don’t expect anything from me because of it. Kthanksbye!”
It’s sad that despite many celebrities getting paid to wear designer clothing that rappers continue to provide free endorsements for brands that will never respect or embrace them. When will we learn?!
P.S. - I’m still butthurt about his infamous Spring 2014 presentation…